Stars & Famous People who served in the Military
Walter Brennan enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 22 to serve in World War I. He served in an artillery unit and although he got through the war without being wounded, his exposure to poison gas ruined his vocal chords, leaving him with the high-pitched voice texture that made him a natural for old man roles while still in his thirties. He was too old to serve in World War II.
Movie Stars that fought in World War II - B
Mel Brooks~ Mel Brooks joined the Army when he was 17, became a combat engineer, where one of his tasks was defusing landmines. Brooks fought at the Battle of the Bulge.
Dale Robertson (1923- ) Lt., USA (1942-45) WW II. He entered as a Pvt serving in the Horse Cavalry in 1942. He served as a tank cmdr in the 777th Tank Bn in North Africa. Rose to 1st Lt with 332nd Combat Engrs in Patton's 3rd Army. He was wounded twice. Best remembered for western roles and TV's Dynasty & Dallas series. bronze, histori, dale robertson, hors cavalri, dallas, star, tank, engineers, 1942
Dale Robertson (1923- ) Lt., USA (1942-45) WW II. He entered as a Pvt serving in the Horse Cavalry in 1942. He served as a tank cmdr in the 777th Tank Bn in North Africa. Rose to 1st Lt with 332nd Combat Engrs in Patton's 3rd Army. He was wounded twice. Best remembered for western roles and TV's Dynasty & Dallas series.
Edward P. "Ed" McMahon Jr. (1923-2009). Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-45, 52-53, WW II & Korean War. Served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor in WW II, then flew 85 artillery-spotting missions over Korea in a Cessna Bird Dog earning 6 Air Medals. He was later promoted to colonel in the reserves, and BrigGen in the Calif Nat'l Guard. peopl, famous, histori, wwii, bird dogs, marines, korean war, young, mcmahon
Edward P. "Ed" McMahon Jr. (1923-2009). Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-45, 52-53, WW II & Korean War. Served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor in WW II, then flew 85 artillery-spotting missions over Korea in a Cessna Bird Dog earning 6 Air Medals. He was later promoted to colonel in the reserves, and BrigGen in the Calif Nat'l Guard.
Ice-T (né Tracy Marrow, February 16, 1958) Born in Newark, NJ. Orphaned at 12, he was raised by an aunt in Los Angeles, CA. After high school he joined the Army serving four years with the 25th Infantry Division. Best remembered as a rapper and for his role in television's Law & Order. Also a screen actor. peopl, mencant live, names, ice tea, gangsters, american men, male actor, portraits, icet
Mr T (né Laurence Tureaud; May 21, 1952). Born in Chicago, IL. Attended Prairie View A&M University but was expelled after one year. Enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Military Police Corps. Actor best remembered for his roles in Rocky III and The A-Team. piti, illinoi, lyric, happy birthdays, april fools day, jungl, snuggl, bathroom signs, meme
George Peppard (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994). Born in Detroit, MI. His father was a building contractor and his mother an opera singer. After high school in 1946 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged in 1948 with the rank of Corporal. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an engineering degree in 1955. Stage, screen and television actor. Best remembered for his roles in The Carpetbaggers, The Bravos, and The A-Team. blue, breakfast at tiffanys, actor, men, georg peppard, detroit, celebr, peppard 19281994, famous peopl
George Peppard...US Navy
Gene Wilder (né Jerome Silberman; June 11, 1933). Born in Milwaukee, WI. Graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in Theater Arts. Drafted in 1956 and served as a paramedic at Valley Forge Army Hospital in PA. Actor, director and author. Best remembered for his roles in The Producers, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. chocolate factory, gene wilder, famous people in the military
Gene Wilder....US Army
Lee J. Cobb, actor 1911-1976.... US Air Force
Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor. He joined the United States Navy in 1941. He served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman and tail gunner on TBM Avenger torpedo bombers. guns, movi star, travel star, names, united states navy, hollywood, actor, the navy, richard boon
Richard Boone...US Navy
Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smileBurt Lancaster | US Army, Special Services Division male celebr, star, burt lancast, real men, beauti peopl, hollywood men, actor, fan, famous peopl
Moses Gunn (October 2, 1929 – December 16, 1993). Born in St. Louis, MO. Served in the U.S. Army. Actor best remembered for his roles in television and big screen productions of Shaft. histori, african american, peopl, charact actorsactress, black relationship, awesom actorsactress, entertain, mose gunn, poisons
Moses Gunn...US Army
Robert Duvall (born January 5, 1931) in San Diego, CA. His father was a Navy admiral and his mother an actress. Graduated from Principia College in IL 1953 and served two years in the Army during the Korean War being discharged a PFC. Actor and director best remembered for his roles in To Kill A Mockingbird, The Godfather, Tender Mercies and Lonesome Dove. peopl, the godfather, tom hagen, joke, robert duval, movi, fathers, actor, celebr
Robert Duvall....US Army
Eli Wallach (born December 7, 1915) in Brooklyn, NY. Graduated from University of Texas with history degree, and Masters in Education from City College of New York. Served in U.S. Army Medical Corps in Hawaii during WW II, sent to OCS and commissioned a 2nd Lt. then shipped to Casablanca and later to France. Actor best remembered for his roles in The Magnificent Seven, The Misfits, and The Good The Bad and the Ugly. rip, december, icon, movi star, eli wallach, hollywood, wallach eli, filmtv star, actor
Eli Wallach...US Army
Actor: Clint Walker ....US Merchant Marines
Jack Palance (né Volodymyr Jack Palahniuk; Feb 18, 1919 – Nov 10, 2006). Born in Hazel Township, PA. Parents were Ukrainian immigrants; his father a coal miner. Jack boxed professionally as Jack Brazzo in the '30s. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, WW II. Attended Stanford but dropped out 1 credit short of diploma. Later granted an hon Drama degree. Actor best remembered for his role in TV's Requiem for a Heavyweight, host of TV's Believe it Or Not & screen roles in Shane & City Slickers. peopl, legend, star, jack palanc, hollywood icon, classic hollywood, actor, celebr, golden age
Jack Palance....US Army Air Corp